|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 20, 2011
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 331-8339
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Pacific Trade International Recalls Candles Due to Fire and Burn Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Tea Lights
Units: About 615,195 sets (about 7.48 million candles)
Importer: Pacific Trade International Inc. of Rockville, Md.
Hazard: The candles have a clear, plastic cup that can melt or ignite, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Pacific Trade has received one report of the plastic cup melting while in use. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Description: The recall involves tea lights sold under the brand names Chesapeake Bay Candle and Modern Light. The candles are various colors. They were sold in sets or with tea light containers. Tea lights from the below sets are involved with this recall. Only tea lights that do not have any lettering imprinted on the bottom of the tea light cup are included in this recall.
|Fred Meyer||Chesapeake Bay Candle||36-piece plastic tea light set||August 2009 through February 2011||About $12||754870634000, 754870687846|
|Super Value||Modern Light||Halloween votive holder with tea light, various scents||August 2010 through November 2010||About $1||754870668128, 754870668135, 754870668142|
|Target||Chesapeake Bay Candle||Home Scents 12-count tea light candles, various scents||July 2009 through February 2011||About $4||754870479250, 754870479328, 754870479397, 754870479441, 754870479496, 754870479540, 754870479649, 754870481147, 754870490583, 754870528262, 754870528347, 754870528361, 754870657689, 754870657726, 754870657764, 754870606458, 754870684333, 754870703386, 754870703423, 754870606359, 754870633416, 754870659072, 754870659119, 754870659157, 754870684296|
|Target||Chesapeake Bay Candle||Sweet Delights 12-count tea light candles, various scents||January 2010 through February 2011||About $5||754870658693, 754870658709|
|Target||Chesapeake Bay Candle||Sentiments 12-count tea light candles, various scents||February 2010 through June 2010||About $5||754870658334, 754870658341|
|TJX/Marshall's/Homegoods||Chesapeake Bay Candle||Boo Flicker||July 2010 through November 2010||About $5||754870700026|
|Wegmans||Modern Light||Four-piece Treetop Tealights, various scents||November 2010 through December 2010||About $6||754870686580|
Sold at: Fred Meyer, Home Goods, Marshalls, Super Value, Target, TJ Maxx and Wegmans stores nationwide between July 2009 and February 2011 for between $1 and $12.
Manufactured in: Vietnam
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the candles and return them to the store where purchased for a store merchandise card equal to the purchase price.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the Pacific Trade International at (800) 331-8339 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at http://www.chesapeakebaycandle.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.